Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Scenes from a mall

"We have to be home by 9," says the Roo-girl, as we drove to the mall.


"We better be home by 9," says her Evil Mother. "Because if we're not, we've been at the mall waaaaaaay too long."

"My show is on at 9," says the Roo-girl. "I have to watch 'Gossip Girl.' "

"Really," says her Evil Mother.

"Yes," says the Roo-girl. "They're starting college, and I have to be there for every minute!!!!"

"Bwahahahahaha," laughs her Evil Mother.

"And Chuck -- can you believe it, CHUCK!!!!!! -- said 'I love you' to Blair at the end of the last show," says the Roo-girl. "It was a cliffhanger!!!!!"

No, I couldn't believe it either. Imagine. "I love you" as a cliffhanger.

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We shared a teriyaki chicken bowl. Me with chopsticks, her with a fork.

I picked up -- and promptly dropped -- a chopstickful of rice all over the table.

"Sheesh, I think I'm even messier than you," I said to her. "Hard to believe, but true. But then I am using chopsticks, and you ... "

She waggled her fork at me, meaningfully.

"Evolution, my friend," she smirked. "Evolution."

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Yes, there is nothing like going to the mall with a 15-year-old girl.

Nothing like the light in her eyes when she finds the perfect t-shirt. The perfect shoes. The perfect jacket.

With mom's perfect credit card.

God, I really am a sucker for that face.


LceeL said...

"Evolution, my friend. Evolution." Which is something I can just see Judy Holliday saying. She, who was the Ultimate Blond.

Seems there's a new challenger.

nikki said...

Great comeback kiddo.

Seriously shopping with my mom is one of the many things I miss most. We used to have so much fun together. Enjoy it babe.

Daisy said...

I don't know what's funnier - "Evolution" or the idea that my daughter prefers chopsticks. Or maybe the fact that I'm the messy one, too, so I totally identify with you.

Roger said...

With Roo on the chopsticks, but not Gossip Girl. I would have made it home at 9:13, but then again I am an evil Dad. :)

With you on the whole shopping thing. Ugh! Gets worse around this time of the year with five birthdays, Homecoming, and Christmas. Lots of money exiting stage left around here.

Kaytabug said...

SUUUUCKAH! But I would be too!!

She is too funny!!! Gets it from her Mom!!

Allison Says said...

Haha--best response EVER (from Roo Girl). Evolution. Awesome.

She's so pretty. I would love to take her shopping!

Burgh Baby said...


HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, OF COURSE YOU ARE! You are, after all, her mother! Not to mention it's a beautiful face!

Jaina said...

Haha, Mom sponsored shopping spree! ;)

songbird's crazy world said...

LOL, Janet...I can usually relate when you talk about the Roo girl....and this is no different. I ahte to shop and somehow managed to raise a fashionista/shopaholic. she's 17 and just got a job at Abercrombie, and already hit me up for clothing $$ ....

Karen said...

Don't you just love that one-on-one daughter time? It's so infrequent when there isn't teen-drama involved. Go, you!

Momisodes said...

She is riot with her "evolution" comment :)

I totally wish you were my mom when I had a mall addiction at 15!

Grand Pooba said...

She is so funny, and way cute!

Tammy Howard said...

Wow. Pretty. Funny. Somehow I don't think a few hours at the mall with her (and your credit card) were exactly torture...

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Debbie said...

And no wonder. She is a doll!

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